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Old 07-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #16
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Yay! I've read your TRs while we were planning our cruise! Glad to see you are joining in!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #17
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There were dogs sniffing the cars before they were allowed into the lot. Once we were cleared we paid the $130 to park for the 5 days, parked, grabbed our luggage and headed to the elevator.

Is the $130 for the at the pier parking, or away from the pier. I checked the pier parking prices and it says it is $35 a day.

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I'm sorry! I'm not sure what made me type $130. Maybe it's because I wish we had only paid $130. We indeed paid the $175 at the pier. Sorry for the confusion!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #18
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Parking cost

There were dogs sniffing the cars before they were allowed into the lot. Once we were cleared we paid the $130 to park for the 5 days, parked, grabbed our luggage and headed to the elevator.

Is the $130 for the at the pier parking, or away from the pier. I checked the pier parking prices and it says it is $35 a day.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #19
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Embarkation Day Pt. 4

After dinner we saw that Minnie was doing a meet right outside, so, we hopped in line to meet Minnie. This was Cassie’s first character experience. We didn’t think she’d be afraid, but, we went with her anyway. Minnie was so excited to meet Cassie and she “commented” on our Anniversary pins! Unfortunately, we don’t have any pictures of this because we didn’t have our camera on us and we didn’t like the way the professional pictures came out . We then went to check out the gift shops as they were open now and we bought a Stitch doll for Cassie. We also stopped at Guest Services to add our Disney gift cards to our onboard account . After, we headed to the theater to see the Adventures Away show. We enjoyed the show, but, we were tired after a long day of traveling. So, we went back to the room and called it a night.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #20
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1st Sea Day

This morning we woke up around 7:30am. One of the downsides to an inside room is not knowing what time of day it is or what the weather is like. I woke up a few times overnight wondering if it were morning already! Once we were showered and ready to go we went down to Parrot Cay to check out the breakfast buffet.

The breakfast was okay, but the food seemed to be on the cooler side.
After breakfast we went to the shops again to look at everything again as they shops were very crowded last night. As soon as we walked into Treasure Ketch, I saw it and instantly fell in love with it! A DCL Dooney & Bourke bag.

With it having been our wedding anniversary yesterday, Jerry decided to buy it for me! When we left the shops we decided to peek in on the Princess gathering. Cassie really isn't into the princesses yet, so, there was no real need to go. Which was good because this line was MASSIVE! People line up half an hour before the start time!



We looked around the ship a bit more and ended up on the pool deck. It was cool and very foggy.

Not a pool day for us! We decided to get lunch while we were up here. Today we tried out Pluto's Dog House and Pinocchio's Pizzeria. We got chicken tenders, vegetable pizza and cheese pizza. All three were yummy! It was around Cassie's nap time so we started to head back to the cabin. While we were walking past the gazebo we saw Mickey leaving his meet and he stopped to wave at Cassie. Jerry was able to snap a quick picture, it was great. Cassie was so excited!

Once Cassie was up from her nap, it was off to Flounder's Reef Nursery for her and Palo's High Tea for us. Cassie ran right into Flounder's without even looking back!

That was a relief for me, now, I could really enjoy tea time!
We went up to deck 10 to Palo. There were only two other groups in there at the time. I, of course, forgot the camera again ! You'll have to use your imagination on this one! As soon as we were seated our server Andrea came over to us with a tea menu. I looooooooooooooove tea . Jerry, not so much! But, he was a trooper and came along for the ride . We both ordered the Oolong tea; it was the one Andrea had suggested. While we waited for our tea we were brought a plate of finger sandwiches. There were two each of salmon, ham, egg salad, cucumber and one other one that is escaping me. Our tea came and Andrea told us to let it steep a bit; he'd be back to pour it soon.
As promised Andrea came back, he poured our tea and off he disappeared again. He was back soon, this time he brought some freshly made scones, cream and jam . We had the choice of a plain scone or a raisin scone. Jerry chose the plain, I chose the raisin. They were DELISH! As if we hadn't had enough to eat, Andrea brought out a tiered serving tray with desserts ! There were gingerbread pyramids, éclairs, chocolate covered strawberries, kiwi & blueberry tarts, strawberry tarts and a mango tart. We, of course, finished every last bite of those and I finished a few more cups of tea. On the way out we were admiring the wine cellar and saw a very different type of bottle. We asked the host what it was and he told us it was Grappa, an Italian spirit. He said it was very strong and that if we were coming back to Palo for dinner we should try it! I thoroughly enjoyed the high tea experience. Jerry liked it to, but, he's not a tea person. I'm sad to hear that Disney is doing away with tea .
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #21
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Enjoying your report. Very nice. It is fun reliving the magic. We were supposed to be down the hall from you on Deck 6, but closer to cruise time changed to deck 7. But we were seated at table 47, which may have been close to your table. 10 of us. I wish I had met you. But you look very familiar, so we must have passed each along the way, those 5 days. Glad you had a wonderful time. We have so many great memories. Looking forward to more of your report.
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Thanks for sharing my family is going on the same cruise next Sunday
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #24
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What a nice afternoon for just the 2 of you!
It was very nice. I've never experience high tea before and it was just lovely!
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1st Sea Day Pt. 2

Once we were full to the brim, we decided to walk the promenade deck in an effort to make room for dinner. It was after 4 after all! Once we lapped the deck we went back to Flounder's to collect DD. We watched her through the mirrored window, she was having a great time! I was a little concerned about how she would be in the nursery. She was only a mont shy of turning three and I was fearing that she would be bored, or, be the only older toddler in there. Neither ended up being the case. The toys were new to her, the counselors were wonderful and there were plenty of active toddlers in there to keep her busy!
We all returned to the room to get ready for formal night.

DD loved always being 2 steps ahead of us.

Tonight we were dining in Animator's Palate.


This meal is all a blur because DD was not in the best of moods. I can't remember anything that we ordered...Neither DH or I ate much because we were trying to deal with a toddler melting down on us . Here is DD before things got ugly:

Just after our main course arrived, DH had to take her out of the restaurant at one point and returned just before the show started. We were in awe of the change the restaurant went through and DD was of course excited to see Sorcerer Mickey!

We had wanted to see the show tonight, Twice Charmed, but judging by DD's behavior we decided it would be a bad idea and we went back to the room. We got Cassie bathed and to bed and we ordered from Room Service. We had the All Hands on Deck cheese plate and of course, a Mickey bar! As if we hadn't had enough to eat already today! We were then full and sleepy so we turned our clocks ahead one hour and turned in for the night. Tomorrow, we will be in Halifax!
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I would like to know what the weather is like
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The sea days/nights were foggy and very chilly. Like jeans and a light sweatshirt chilly. Luckily, our port days were warm (low to mid 70's) and sunny.
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Thanks that will really help my family pack
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:37 PM   #29
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Loving your report. We leave on Sunday for the same cruise, and really had no idea what to pack so this is helping out a lot. I think shorts are out of the question and wool pants may teh item to bring.
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Loving your report. We leave on Sunday for the same cruise, and really had no idea what to pack so this is helping out a lot. I think shorts are out of the question and wool pants may teh item to bring.
You could probably leave the wool pants in their summer storage ; jeans will be fine! We did wear shorts on the port days, with a sweatshirt in the morning. Well, some of us did. Come to think of it, DH might have liked having wool pants. Too bad he doesn't own any! Have fun!
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